Outline the Essential Elements of Ethnography

Outline the Essential Elements of Ethnography
Instructions
For this assignment you will review Wang (2013), which utilizes ethnography. You will dissect it to show the essential elements needed to conduct an ethnographic study in a manner that identifies each essential element, sensitivities, and ethical consideration, for your participants.
Wang, X. (2013). The construction of researcher–researched relationships in school ethnography: Doing research, participating in the field and reflecting on ethical dilemmas. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, (26)7, 763-779. (Please see the attached article).
You will conclude this assignment with a separate, 1-page assessment of whether this research design would be appropriate to use with the research topic of interest to you (English learners’ resilience on their positive behavior and in adapting to the structures of the language)
Length: 5-6 total pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to the topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
Ethnography Design
Ethnography is a design that utilizes a traditional field study approach to gathering data. In this type of study the researcher’s objective is to describe, in rich detail, a particular place, event, or population. This allows the researcher to develop a deep appreciation of the culture or place that is the focus of the study. In ethnographic studies, data is collected using such methods as observing participants and interviewing participants.
Key to this design is ethnography’s methods of gathering data are intensive observation and intensive interviewing – over a period. Because of this ethnography becomes a process with the aim of understanding a population, place, or a significant issue from participants’ perspectives. This, in turn, provides the researcher with a cultural explanation and understanding of the population or issue being examined, from a rich narrative description. In this sense, ethnography goes beyond the basic reporting of events and specifics of participant’s experiences. This understanding of culture, through this depiction, is what is referred to as an emic perspective. The emic perspective is what researchers refer to as the insider viewpoint — how the event or issue might look from the point of view of the participants (Deitrick; Bokovoym Stern, & Panik 2006).

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